TV Technical Profile: WACS


Channel:
8
Programming:
25.1 - GPB / PBS SD
25.2 - GPB / PBS HD
25.3 - GPB Knowledge
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] On GA-520 between the towns of Weston and Parrot, along CR-18.
Power (ERP):
4.7 kW H
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1,093 feet
Antenna:
Directional
Other Information:
36 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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[Wikipedia]
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History:
Signed on in March of 1967.  In 2007, the station's tower was destroyed by an EF-3 rated tornado that was part of a larger outbreak on March 1st.  The tower fell on and destroyed part of the transmitter building, so the only way viewers can see the channel at the moment via cable or satellite. It is expected that, once the station returns to the air, the digital coverage will be similar to the analog coverage, and serve the city of Columbus as good or better than the city's "official" GPB station, WJSP out of Warm Springs. Along with the rest of the GPB network, shut down analog operations on February 17th, 2009.